Darryl Ryan, one of London FA's longest serving members, has been awarded the FA's 50 Years of Service Award.
Darryl has been involved with the London FA for over half a century, with his primary role being the running of Horseferry Football Club as Honorary Secretary as well as sitting on the council for the West End AFA Football League. The league is in turn one of London FA's longest running leagues, having joined the Association in 1907 when the annual subscription was 7 shillings and sixpence.
Horseferry FC appear in the league records for West End AFA for the season 1963-4, meaning Darryl's involvement in football and in particular with the London FA has been at least 53 years long. Darryl later became a Committee Member for the West End AFA, further extending his role within football and in 1977 was appointed the league secretary, a pivotal role which he held for many years.
In 2008, Darryl was made Vice-President of the London Football Association, thereby cementing his role at the heart of grassroots football across the capital. The London Football Association is delighted that Darryl has received this recognition and would like to thank him for his many years of service, contributing to the growth and enjoyment of grassroots football in London.